Training and CPD

Developing a responsive and creative workforce that meets the needs of all children and young people is an important part of the MusicNet East project. MusicNet East promotes continuing professional development opportunities, both for those who already teach for our Music Services and for those who would like to find out more about the teaching opportunities available within the three participating music services.

Music-based Mentoring
Music-based Mentoring training equips peripatetic teachers with the skills they need to work as a mentor with vulnerable pupils in schools and Education Support Centres.

The training includes:
• Guidance on how to teach  music for personal and social outcomes, including wellbeing  and resilience
• How to use reflective questioning  to develop pupils’ capacity for critical reflection
• Guidance on how to find and  develop progression routes and accreditation appropriate to  young people risk of exclusion
• How to access and share  information with school pastoral officers who support vulnerable children in schools

Routes into Teaching
A one-day workshop for musicians interested in developing a career in inclusive, large-group teaching. It aims to raise awareness of the variety of teaching opportunities available within Music Services and to help Services recruit a diverse group of versatile tutors.

The training includes:
• Participatory sessions about  leading inclusive music session  with large groups of children and young people
• Ideas for warm ups & behaviour  management tips from  experienced workshop leaders
• Information on further training and teaching opportunities with  Music Services
• Advice on writing CVs and how to  succeed in interviews
• Information on how music is  being used in schools to support pupil wellbeing and attainment

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Ukulele Hockets

A one person/one note approach to inclusion in WCET

A half day practical CPD session demonstrating how community music pedagogy can enhance the learning of musical skills and technique in large-group teaching. And offer a way for music services to promote instrument music to schools as a way to support pupil wellbeing, engagement and inclusion.

A hocket is where an individual plays a single note and combines with others to create melodies and riffs. Hockets are found in many types of music and throughout history from medieval music to the English folk handbell tradition to 20th century pop music to the music of the Venda people in South Africa where they were used to demonstrate that cooperation is important in citizenship, as well as to make music.

this workshop uses hockets to teach classical guitar technique on accessible and easily available ukuleles  and to demonstrate how social interaction can enable musical outcomes, including improvisation and composition. The workshop offers an opportunity to experience how community music pedagogy can enhance the learning of music skills and technique. ( repeats opening line) The workshop is accessible both to beginners and to experienced players of other instruments, to which the approach is transferable.

In this session you will:

Learn how a hockets-based approach can support inclusion and differentiation in Whole Class Ensemble Teaching
Learn how to develop improvisation in a group context
Learn how to develop young music leadership within Whole Class Ensemble Teaching
Gain an understanding of how a global approach to Whole Class Ensemble Teaching provision can support the wider school curriculum and agendas including citizenship, PSHE and engagement of hard-to-reach families
Learn how to develop teaching for personal and social outcomes within a music service instrumental teaching workforce

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